I’m always thrilled when someone else responds to any of the right’s dozens of daily idiotic brain disconnects on almost any subject imaginable — but particularly, in the last couple of weeks, about the murder of Trayvon Martin — so I don’t have to.
In addition to reversing the known facts about the shooting to make the argument that Trayvon — who was armed with nothing more dangerous than a bag of Skittles and a can of Arizona tea — was the aggressor, rather than George Zimmerman who, armed with a concealed handgun and a Clint Eastwood complex, shot Trayvon dead after ignoring a 911 dispatcher’s instructions not to follow him, wingnuts are now pointing to every news story they can find about black-on-black gun violence.
Today’s example is Rich Lowry, who writes:
Delric Miller IV died in a hail of bullets a month ago. When someone fired 37 AK-47 rounds into his Detroit home at 4:30 a.m., he was mortally wounded while dozing on the couch. He was nine months old. No one made the multicolored teething ring he got for Christmas or his toy hammer into a national symbol of random violence.
Last year, Charinez Jefferson, 17, was shot and killed on a Chicago street. ”œShe begged the shooter not to shoot her because she was pregnant,” a pastor explained. The alleged assailant, Timothy Jones, 18, shot her in the head, chest and back after seeing her walking with a rival gang member. New York Times columnist Charles Blow did not write a column about Jefferson’s killing as a symbol of the perils of being a young black woman in America.
The indispensable Barbara O’Brien (aka the eponymous Maha at Mahablog) does the shredding. True, Lowry’s stupidity makes it an easy job, but she still does it so well:
Righties have a congenital inability to get the point. The brain damaged Rick Lowry whines that lots of black people get shot without everyone on the Left making a Big Bleeping Deal about it. …
That was a terrible thing, yes. But you know what happened after that, Rick? The police went looking for her alleged killer. The following week, they found him and arrested him. He was charged with the murder and held without bond.
That’s why Charles Blow didn’t have to write a column about it, you bleeping idiot.
Well done, Barbara. And thank you.